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Studying nursing and health professions at Saint Anselm, you’ll find an emphasis on hands-on experiences with facilities and courses to prepare you for a career or post-graduate education in healthcare or public health. 


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Nursing students in the SIM lab


The need for Saint Anselm nurses has never been greater. Our nurses are competent, confident, and compassionate. They’re highly skilled, ethical problem solvers well-prepared to care for patients across the lifespan and in all health care settings.

  • Nursing courses begin the spring semester of a student’s first year
  • Student nurses start clinical rotations spring semester of sophomore year

About our Nursing major → 

Health Science students in the lab

Health Sciences

Our Health Science major gives students a preparatory advantage as they take post-graduate steps towards a career in healthcare.

  • Tracks include: pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner.
  • Further training gives Health Science Majors experience interpreting research studies and hands-on clinicals

Explore our Health Science major →

Public health students in the lab

Public Health Major

Students majoring in public health will critically examine disease prevention and systemic health challenges through the lens of civic responsibility. The interdisciplinary program provides an experience rich in science, public policy, civics, and ethics.

  • Major requirements include courses in biology, psychology, sociology, and statistics
  • Public Health Majors will have a practical internship experience senior year to launch them into the career of their choice

Learn more about Public Health major →

Saint Anselm could not have prepared me better for my future career as a physical therapist. During my time there I was challenged, supported, and really taught how to think critically. My experiences in the classroom, volunteering as much as possible, and my time on the football field all helped me become the person and future professional I am today. Saint Anselm gave me the skills I need to pursue the career that I am passionate about.

— James Murphy ’15, Northeastern University Physical Therapy ’19

Recent Graduate Schools

  • Boston College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Northeastern University
  • Yale University 
  • University of Pennsylvania

Recent Career Outcomes

Recent businesses that hired nursing graduates


Publish or present your research right alongside your professor. At Saint Anselm, you’ll find all kinds of opportunities to conduct research whether as an assistant, on your own, or through a paid grant. Faculty work closely with students to ensure our science and mathematics majors have opportunities beyond coursework. Extra time in our labs provides our students with hands-on experience and publishing opportunities. 

About Research →

Honors Program →

Pre-professional Programs

If you're already thinking about law school or graduate studies then you'll find advisors eager to help you explore your options and prepare you for post-graduate education. 

  • Pre-dental
  • Pre-health (veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and any other allied health profession)
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine (allopathic, osteopathic, and podiatric)
  • Pre-theological

About Pre-Professional Programs →

Academic Advising →


You’ll get real-world experience with a paid or for-credit internship. Senior Public Health Majors complete a practical internship experience to launch students into the career of their choice.

About Internships →

Career Development Center →

Additional Opportunities

At Saint Anselm College students are provided with a variety of transformative experiences and skills to further their engagement and involvement with the community and their peers. Some of these opportunities include

Blessing of the Hands
Chemistry Club
Community Engagement
Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassadors
Nurse Pinning
Probe and Scalpel Society
Rescue Team
Science Olympiad
Student Nurses Association

See additional student clubs and organizations →

Coming Soon: Grappone Hall

Construction is underway on the future home of the Jean School of Nursing and Health Sciences! This new state-of-the-art facility, anticipated to open in the fall of 2025, will include a public health community space, an 11,000 square foot simulation center, and more.

Jean School of Nursing and Health Sciences →


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